No Show Nathan Fletcher Does It Again

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Unless you have been under a rock for the past few years, you know that former right-wing Republican, then incoherent Independent, and now newly minted ultra-liberal Nathan Fletcher has a long history of not showing up for work. Well, he did it again.

Along with the other candidates for the Country Supervisor’s seat being vacated by Ron Roberts, Nathan was invited and accepted a spot so he could make his case for getting the non-partisan Lincoln Club’s endorsement. The meeting was last week and just like so many times before, Nathan was a no show.

Nathan has a long history of not showing up for work. From having a horrific reputation for not showing up at his State Assembly Job (where he skipped 60% of his votes, while he collected a $95,000 paycheck) to his “job” at Qualcomm , there is a good reason why Nathan is called “No Show Nathan.”

Not showing up to the Lincoln Club endorsement meeting is bad for two legitimate reasons:  first, he would have joined fellow Democrats such as Congressman Scott Peters, and the other qualified candidates who decided to show up in the past and secondly, fellow Democrat Kenneth Malbrough and fellow candidate for the supervisor’s seat showed courage and class by showing up.

Clearly, Nathan holds little value in having a broad coalition of people hearing what he has to say.

Maybe it is time for Nathan to have a “real conversation” with his new friends about what he really stands for and why it is important to show up for work.

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  1. When was the last time the “non-partisan” Lincoln Club endorsed a Democrat who was not the incumbent?

  2. Hypocrisy,
    Is that why he didn’t show up after saying he would? If so, that makes no sense. Refuse the invite and explain why, but accepting the invitation and then notf showing because he’s afraid they won’t endorse is typical of Nathan’s which-ever-way-the-wind-blows leadership style.

    We know his duties at Qualcomm didn’t keep him from showing. He has none.

  3. I will take the lack of response to my question above as confirmation of my suspicion that the Lincoln Club has never endorsed a Democrat who was not the incumbent. Therefore, I respectfully request that Brian Brady (and others) stop describing the Lincoln Club as “non-partisan.”

  4. MIchael,

    My only point was that the Lincoln Club is clearly not “bi-partisan.” Would you care to try to dispute that?

    Even though you didn’t address my point, I will respond directly to yours: I sincerely doubt that he agreed to appear and find it much more likely the Lincoln Club simply fabricated that story.

    I do have a question for you: Considering how flawed and weak you claim Fletcher to be, why are you trying to defeat him in the primary? I would think you would be doing all you could to make sure that he is the candidate that Dumanis runs against in the General Election.

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    HQ, the Lincoln Club IS non-partisan, as are labor unions. They hew to certain principles and protocols for endorsements, as do labor unions, The Lincoln Club, like labor unions, are political-action commiteees with certain goals in mind.

    Here is the problem. No-Show Nathan SOUGHT the Lincoln Club’s endorsement when he was a Grover Norquist pledge-signing, conservative Republican, when he was an “outside the political mainstream and courageous” independent, and now as a Hillary Clinton supporting “progressive” Democrat.

    No-Show Nathan wanted the Lincoln Club endorsement when he thought it was attainable. When he thought he couldn’t win it, he refused to show up

    His Assembly career was a shining example of No-Show Nathan’s character, if he had a good idea and the cameras were on, he was front and center. If someone else had a good idea and needed help to get it across the finish line, he was nowhere to be found.

    No-Show Nathan is all about Nathan

  6. Oh good God Brian Brady is still trying to be liked. Look Brian here is a reality check … Nathan Fletcher knows you guys too well and had much better things to do with his time than to spend it in the presence of wannabe back-stabbing San Diego Republicans who would turn on a dime against their own mothers if it benefited them. News flash your group is insignificant to real California politicians with real political careers. Get a life and move on. Take Hector Gastelum and both of you go sell a house … you might feel like your lives are more significant if you actually get something accomplished that you know how to do. You are both far out of your league in politics.

  7. Brian,

    When you only support candidates of one political party, you are not non-partisan. That also applies to labor unions.

    I will ask you the same question I posed to Michael. He wouldn’t answer it. Maybe you will.

    “Considering how flawed and weak you claim Fletcher to be, why are you trying to defeat him in the primary? I would think you would be doing all you could to make sure that he is the candidate that Dumanis runs against in the General Election.”

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    @ H.Q.

    He’s flawed but he’s not weak at all; he has the full weight of the largest rent seekers in the state behind him, led by his new wife. Pool enough rent seekers money together and Stalin could get elected.

    Unless you pointed out that Stalin was a murderous thug.

    I’m just pointing out No Show Nathan’s character flaws

    @ Brandy

    Nice to see you stalking again

  9. Brian,

    Are you saying that The Republican Dumanis is not supported by an equal number of “rent seekers?” As the saying goes, “those who live in glass houses…” I will say this for Fletcher though. At least he doesn’t have foreign nationals illegally supporting his campaigns.

  10. I have had 2 encounters with him (when he was running for Mayor) and can only conclude that Nathan Fletcher does not know our U.S. constitution.
    1- I gave him a copy of The Balance of Powers Act to be introduced into CA State Legislature.
    It was passed in the Tennessee state legislature.
    2 – I caught up with him after a mayoral debate, and wanted to know why he never responded after reading it. He said This Act was unconstitutional. What?
    The Balance of Powers Act does not infringe upon any Federal powers granted in the U.S. Constitution. It only establishes methods by which states can exercise their constitutional power to identify and reject “unconstitutional” acts by the Federal Government.
    Of course, if he did not study constitutional law, he would not know that. That is why I feel he should not be elected to any state or federal office.

  11. I attended my monthly meeting of the San Diego County Democratic Club Monday January 15th, Martin Luther King’s Birthday at Elijah’s Deli. Mr. Fletcher told the endorsement chairwomen that he had to teach a class at UCSD and was unable to attend. He sent his wife, Assemblywoman Fletcher as his proxy. Lori Saldana, another candidate for this seat, who also teaches in a state school, called him out for lying. Mrs. Fletcher was very agitated by the fuss, had a tantrum in the parking lot, yelled at candidates, and the members of the club were uncomfortable with all of it. Omar Passons, Lori Saldana and Ken Malbrough all handled themselves with the dignity we would expect of someone running for the Board of Supervisors. No endorsement was made.

  12. Brian-
    Thanks for the invitation to reply to this post.

    I actually appreciated hearing from the Assemblywoman outside the Club meeting earlier this month. At first, I tried to participate in the “conversation,” but that proved impossible. She had been drinking, and was angry. It became clear it was better to simply listen.

    As I did so, and observed her demeanor, I realized- inadvertently- she was answering many of the questions I have been fielding from supporters. Several have been contacted by volunteers from her spouse’s campaign, and told some truly amazing stories about my candidacy and campaign.

    Now I know their source.

    After a few minutes, since I refused to react or engage, she walked away. She then began to engage- loudly- with Omar, as I talked with Ken Malbrough. Since both of us have seen this before, we ignored them. However, others who heard & observed them became concerned about the intensity of their exchange, and intervened.

    Things quieted down for a bit, as Omar, Ken, and I discussed the Latino American Political Association (LAPA) meeting, scheduled for the following night. I asked the Assemblywoman if her husband would attend. Unfortunately, this triggered yet another angry response, once again directed at Omar.

    This time I stepped between them and told her : “Assemblywoman- this is embarrassing. Stop it. It’s not professional. It’s not appreciated. Please calm down.”

    At that point I received a call and walked away from the group. I don’t know what happened next, but I will say this: my asking about her husband’s attendance at the LAPA meeting apparently encouraged him to participate.

    Despite not having RSVP’d to the organizers, he showed up the next night, requiring last minute changes to their ballot form. If that was the result of my question- happy to help!

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    @San Diego Surfer Girl “I attended my monthly meeting of the San Diego County Democratic Club Monday January 15th, Martin Luther King’s Birthday at Elijah’s Deli. Mr. Fletcher told the endorsement chairwomen that he had to teach a class at UCSD and was unable to attend”

    https://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/resources/academic/calendars/2017.html

    It appears that Ms, Saldaña’s accusation was spot on.

    @Lori Glad you could reply.

    @SDDemocrats I have met Ms. Saldaña and engaged with Mr Passons. I am pretty sure that Lori disagrees with me on almost every policy issue and Omar does on 80% of them– I can’t say a bad thing about them.

    I even honked at Ms Saldaña’s campaigners one day (in Clairemont), during her quixotic campaign for Mayor, because I admired that she wouldn’t let the Mayor get a free pass (Lori, I voted for Kevin on policy agreements). I don’t know Mr Marlbrough so i won’t offer any opinion.

    The Fletchers are the San Diego version of the Clintons and you know how that turned out. We hope you endorse Lorena’s husband so Bonnie can bury him in November. Should you pick Ms Saldana or Mr Passons, and Bonnie loses in November, I will disagree with them with the utmost respect they command and deserve.

  14. Brian,

    Sorry but I am not buying for a second your claim that you want Fletcher to be the candidate running against Dumanis in the General Election. The Republican fear of Fletcher goes back two Mayoral races and the playbook is the same one you are using now: bash Fletcher and talk up the other Democrats. And why not? It’s worked before.

    I doubt your efforts will stop Fletcher this time, but even if you do, either of the other Democrats will soundly trounce Dumanis in November. San Diegans are simply not going to vote for a candidate who solicited campaign contributions from a Foreign National.

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    “Sorry but I am not buying for a second your claim that you want Fletcher to be the candidate running against Dumanis in the General Election.”

    Remind No Show Nathan that the District is south of the 52.

  16. This “Republican fear of Fletcher” is a colossal deflection that never fails to get laughs anywhere in town. The Fletcher campaign is pushing it hard because everyone knows that Fletcher is the one that the GOP has a real shot at defeating in a runoff. No one is buying it, but it is providing the D4 Supervisor contest with plenty of comic relief. I’ve seen Fletcher try to deliver the line but, so far, he can’t do it without betraying the bluff with a self-conscious glance. One of these days, I believe he will give in to the absurdity of the claim and join the rest of the world and laugh along with it. But, I hope that does not happen because the joke gets funnier every time and that would probably be the last time we ever get to hear it. Like Hillary, so like Hillary whom the Democratic Party insiders unethically pushed on the Democrats to all of our peril. The Democratic Party’s national experiment with bending rules and pushing corporate Democrats (let alone latent Republican) on a progressive electorate who are doing everything they can including the forming dozens of alternative Democratic splinter groups to compete with their own fouled up party leaders should no be emulated in San Diego. It does not end well.

  17. Brian,

    I know you were a big critic of the City of San Diego’s DROP Program.

    How do you feel about Ms. Dumanis collecting her $270,000 per year County Pension while collecting a $170,000 per year salary as a County Supervisor?

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    “How do you feel about Ms. Dumanis collecting her $270,000 per year County Pension while collecting a $170,000 per year salary as a County Supervisor?”

    I hate it.

  19. Martin,

    Nice try, but I am not buying it. No one exerts that much energy criticizing a political opponent that you have no fear of.

    Brian,

    Thanks for confirming why I respect you, even if I seldom agree with you.

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